Keep an eye on your local Mensa chapter: they may look like harmless nerds, but they're just waiting for the right opportunity to oppress us all. Or, something like that. In Animal Farm, the communist revolution quickly sours when it turns out that the animals all have different innate gifts—and some of those gifts, like cleverness, are particularly good at oppressing animals with other gifts, like brute strength. Is Orwell suggesting that smart people are always going to end up oppressing us because they understand financial derivatives and we can barely balance our checkbook?
In Animal Farm, cleverness is more powerful than strength.
When Napoleon violently ousts Snowball, Orwell suggests that brute force is more important than intellect.